What’s On Guide

From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Pedalling Poetry with Durrow Community Bike Hire Scheme

22nd May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A leisure cycle, interspersed with poetry, prose, storytelling and music.

Re-enactment of the visit of renowned Irish poet, Thomas Kinsella, to Durrow in the 1950s.

Hear the unique poem he wrote about the visit and witness the unveiling of a historic collage of photographs to mark that special occasion.

Venue: Banks of the River Erkina at Bobs.

2pm sharp – Peddling Poetry Country Roads Cycle

Leisure Cycle Route: Attanagh – Fermoyle Cross – Ballinakill Road – Durrow. 10k approx

3.15pm  – River Erkina Re – enactment and Thomas Kinsella Poem Recital with Sean Conroy

3.45pm – Unveiling of Thomas Kinsella Illustration with Muireann Ní Chonaill Laois County Council Arts Officer

4pm – An evening of  Poetry and Music at Bob’s Hideout ( Admissions to Bob’s Hideout event by ticket only)